ECOsystems or EGOsystems of Education?

  To say that schools are changing right now is a gross understatement. Between technological, social and cultural transformations happening right now across the U.S., there are new trends becoming apparent everywhere, schools included. This paper puts the massive changes happening throughout the education system into context to help readers understand what’s happening, and whyContinue reading “ECOsystems or EGOsystems of Education?”

Command and Control Schools

Today, I toured a middle school in the region where I live. Listening to an adult school leader explaining the school to me, I heard several the cues that routinely concern me: “Our students don’t have problems” “We don’t allow students to have social time” “There is routine homework in every class, every day, all yearContinue reading “Command and Control Schools”

A Renewed SoundOut Program

Challenging Student Voice Recently I was discussing the latest developments happening in the mainstream education conversation today. Student voice is bubbling up more and more frequently across the radar, with folks ranging from curriculum writers to test makers talking about it. Of course, educators continue to share their thoughts on social media, along with studentsContinue reading “A Renewed SoundOut Program”